Charles E. Grothey

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HANOVER Charles E. "Ed" Grothey, 86, entered into God's eternal care, Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Homewood at Plum Creek Nursing Center. Born September 25, 1927 in New Freedom, he was the son of the late Clarence A. and Margaret C. (Williams) Grothey. Ed was the loving husband of G. Eileen (Waltimyer) Grothey with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Ed was a member of St. Bartholomew's United Church, ELCA, and a former member of the Hanover Elks for many years. Ed was a sales manager for the Singer Sewing Machine Company for over 30 years until his retirement. Prior to that, he was the terminal manager for Motor Freight Express in Hanover. Ed was a graduate of Glen Rock High School Class of 1945. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp and served his country proudly during World War II. Ed enjoyed bird watching, southern gospel music and going to gospel concerts. In addition to his wife, Eileen, Ed is survived by three children, Yvonne E. Wanbaugh and husband Randal of Red Lion, PA, Michael A. Grothey and wife Terrie of Dover, PA, and Kenneth A. Grothey and wife Anna of Hanover, PA, 3 grandchildren, Sara Beth Fulton, Kaitlin Collignon and Kyle Grothey, and one brother, R. George Grothey and wife Beverly of State College, PA. He was preceded in death by one son, David E. Grothey. A service to celebrate and remember Ed's life will be held 11 A.M. Thursday, at St. Bartholomew's United Church, ELCA, 1204 Grand Valley Road, Hanover, with his Pastor the Rev. Steven E. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover. A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the church. The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at
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Hanover, PA 17331
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 5, 2014
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